Eric Ballard is a youth and college pastor and outdoor enthusiast. Concerned about the effects of the “Peter Pan” syndrome to the church and family, Eric is passionate about helping today’s youth and young adults redefine the essence of manhood. With an undergraduate degree in educational psychology from Mississippi State University, he also has an advanced degree from New Orleans Baptist Seminary in Christian education. Married with two beautiful daughters, Eric enjoys anything involving the outdoors, especially if it is sports related. Although he and his family call the Houston area home, he hopes to live long enough to see his beloved Mississippi State Bulldogs win a national championship.